Painting the Silver Arrows

Ever since 1934, Mercedes-Benz racing cars have been painted silver. And the MGP-W02, this season's MERCEDES GP PETRONAS Formula One car, is no exception. The painting process begins at the Mercedes-Benz Design Centre in Sindelfingen, Germany, with the 'power wall' - a life size animated wall that allows colours to be displayed in fine detail at a range of different lights, to make the right choices. The painting itself takes place in Brackley, in specially built studios where experts ensure the finish is both consistent and ultra-lightweight.
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Duration 04:32
Posted May 16, 2011
Series Formula 1